The guts of it seemed that the government should be "doing more".
Which really means the state should be spending even more borrowed money to "solve" the social problems that plague the town.
Now maybe I'm thick but surely the underlying message is that the worse you behave, the more of other people's money you will receive.
What started life as a public service to help the truly needy has morphed into a never ending social disservice.
Of course it keeps many people gainfully employed as policy analysts and service providers but it does nothing to stem the cause of the problems.
The clear message should be that the worse you behave the less you will receive.
Then we might see some real progress.